Sunday, 10 February 2013

NEW MOON - Sunday 10th February 2013

Mistaking the false for the real
and the real for the false,
one suffers a life of falsity.
But seeing the false as the false
and the real as the real,
one lives in the perfectly real.

DHP. v. 11-12

In our heart of hearts we long for completion, for the ‘perfectly real’. Walking the Buddha’s path towards such perfection means we stop ignoring the consequences of our imperfections. As long as we live in an image of ourselves we are unreal. As long as we resist reality we are unreal. At an early stage of practice ideas about how we should be, do have a function. But quite quickly we need to let go of these ideas and feel what it feels like to be ‘me’. Maybe it feels imperfect, unreal. That’s good to see. It is! Try asking, what or who is it that is aware of such feelings?

With Metta,
Bhikkhu Munindo

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